Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique
The newly branded Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique (formerly the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media) is a stand-alone diploma that may be completed concurrently with a degree program. It combines hands-on courses in film, video, and theatre production to prepare students to work in the cultural industries, or for further study in these fields. Students will cover a broad number of production areas, including directing, producing, acting, and many backstage and behind-the-scenes roles. Courses result in production of digital videos and films, and in staged performances.
To be considered for admission to the Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique, students must have completed English 2451 (or the former English 3351) and earned a minimum of 75% in that course.
Students wishing to declare the Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique shall consult with the Program Coordinator to discuss the requirements of the program. Information about declaring a program of study in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is available at www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.
Program of Study:
Students are required to complete 24 credit hours from a series of prescribed courses. The 24 credit hours shall include:
1. 9 credit hours in English 2450, 2451, and 4401;
2. 9 credit hours in English 4400, 5000, Communication Studies 3816 and 4402;
3. 3 credit hours in a Creative Writing course chosen from English 3902, English 3912, English 3913 or Communication Studies 3913, English 3920, English 4912 or a Podcasting course; and
4. 3 credit hours chosen from Table 1 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Courses for the Certificate in Film Studies.
Attendance is mandatory in the following courses: ENGL 2450, 2451, 4400, 4401, and 5000 and CMST 3816 and 4402. Students may miss a maximum of two classes per course per semester. Students may fail or be deregistered from the course if they exceed this number of missed classes, for any reason, and/or if they consistently miss class time due to late arrivals or early departures. Attendance is necessary for safety reasons, as these are practical courses where students are working with equipment and in situations where they will be at risk without proper training. In addition, the majority of the assignments are based on group work, which cannot be carried out when students are absent from class.
The Former Diploma in Performance and Communications Media:
Students cannot receive both a Diploma in Performance and Communications Media and a Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique. Students currently enrolled in the former Diploma in Performance and Communications Media may choose to transfer to the Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique, but must complete all the required courses of either one or the other. There will be no mixing of the programs. Since all courses required for the former Diploma in Performance and Communications Media will continue to be offered, there is no need for a grandparenting clause.
For more information students are invited to contact the Program Coordinator. Please see http://www.mun.ca/hss/about/contact/coordinators.php for current contact information.